Motorola Cliq Goodies


With T-Mobile announcing the official pre-ordering date for the Cliq on the19th, it looks like the MotoBlur powered device has already landed in some T-Mobile subscribers hands. And if you still can’t decide whether you want the Motorola Cliq, maybe some  in-detail pics will help you decide? I have to admit this baby looks beautiful and very solid. If you’re a current T-Mobile subscriber feel free to pre-order the Cliq and receive it no later than November 2nd. And if your planning on switching over to T-Mobile (which is a GREAT idea) you guys will have to wait until the November 2nd release date. Hit the jump for some more snapshots (including box art) of the Motorola Cliq! Feel free to express your thoughts/opinions in the comments.













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  • texan

    Nice looking phone, now how will it preform?

  • kekoa

    the need a real g1 replacement….the clic is for the little kids using the sidekick. im ready to go back to windows mobile and get a hd2..

  • timmyjoe42

    I want this phone, but the upgrade time is a long time away…
    I wish we had the MotoDroid instead.

  • kekoa

    timmy, when did you get your phone and upgrade last? i bet with project dark coming out u can upgrade…..

  • userfriendlyme

    umm i already have my cliq from the pre order tmobile works fast. i would say its a fairly good phone. to the person who posted it as being just a sidekick replacement…….well you obviously havent used the phone yet. Itcertianly is not a kiddie phone. doesnt feel cheap has allot of great features and syncs with about every aspect of your life you could want. the keyboard was a little getting used to but the performance is much much better then the g1 and the battery life i dot know how motorola did it but kudos on the battery life. With all thats being updated in the background thisphone retains battery pretty well i used it allot and got through most of my morning and afternoon before having to charge it again and that was after very heavy usage.

    my only complaints That the packageing couldve been much better the cable for the charger is extremely short it is almost laughable they would include that and it comes with no case pouch or nothing to hold your phone……and trust me i already looked for one at tmobile they dont even have accessories listed for the phone yet.

    but i would say for those of us with G1s for over a year this is def one to try out. its affordable and fits pretty well as a g1 replacement

  • rockerolla

    And the Droid cloud rains on the Cliq parade.

  • jmts80

    Hate to pile on but i would only b interested if this was the Droid. Y does t-mo always get the inferior less capable phones :(

  • david

    Nice!!!!!!! :)

  • I extended my contract yesterday (keeping my 1000 whenever minutes with N/W for $39.99, 400 text for $3.99, and added T-Mobile Android Web for $25 before it disappears, and am still saving over $300 more over the next 2 years with the equivalent 1000 minute Even More Plus plan..) and pre-ordered my Cliq, however, does anyone know if this thing comes with the car charger that was advertised online? I asked the Customer service rep that helped me last night, but she had no idea… Thanks!

  • helloo

    phone is MOTO™ so its cool! :)

  • Kickstar13

    This is definitely a nice device. :)

    Can’t wait until it its rootable (if that’s even a word).

  • Mike

    The new phone plans are suppose to drop MyFavs correct? Well, in one of the pics I can easily see MyFavs displayed on the box of the Cliq.

    Question: If the new plans go live on the 25th, and this phone doesn’t go onsale until Nov 2 to general public, then why is the MyFavs displayed on the box?

    I suppose this decision was made after new rate plans were ironed out? Has any other new phone yet to release been seen to carry the MyFavs moniker?

  • kekoa

    ive used the phone…and i work for tmobile….i dont like it. there are much better phones on the way.

  • helloo

    @mike nice noticinng

  • Andy

    To all the naysayers, I say poo! Mine arrived this afternoon and I like it a lot and I’m posting from it right now. I have to have a physical keyboard as I’m quite busy on it all day long so I don’t have to be glued in my cube. Blur is wonderful as it offloads cpu and memory hog apps off onto the servers. Its not a sidekick… the os and data is all local for the poster who didn’t have a clue. I migrated from a G1 in 10 minutes everything automatically downloaded once I put in the appropriate credentials.

  • I ordered the white one on the 20th and when I got home on the 21st it was there. I love the Cliq coming from my rooted G1. It is so much faster and the life of the battery is not bad at all. I made a demo video and if you would like to see the quality here is the link. Enjoy.

  • timmyjoe42

    @kekoa I’ve had my Pearl about 14 months or so, but I’m not quite sure. I know I have a long time until I can upgrade. :( I’m also the second line to a phonethat was converted to a family plan.

  • tmorob

    Got in two days. Posting from it right now. Love it!

  • Tre Bor

    See my review under the forums for an in depth look at this device…

  • I played with this device. It is really solid. Doesn’t feel cheaply made like the G1/MyTouch.

    But the interface, is almost the same as the G1/MyTouch.

  • nerdlust

    Sweet phone if the BB9700 wasn’t coming out I would buy this phone! However I do need corp Calendar, contacts email. I heard it has trouble on the corp sync!?! You can only get email.

  • abi

    @ terryjohnson16 uh the reason its the same interface is cuz its android and all that changes is the motoblur home screen or UI which ever u wish to call it

  • phill

    I recived the Cliq yesterday and I was not impressed at first. But after playing with it for a day and the battery life is alot better than my G1. The screen is crisp but smaller.

  • When will the G1 v2 or whatever it’s called come out?

    I’m waiting…I’ll even take off my shirt and do a seductive dance if they come out with it soon…

    I want to get a powerful Android phone…I’m using a Palm Treo Pro (WM) Unlocked on my T-Zones internet and will only switch to the 3G coverage when T-Mobile comes out with a solid phone that is fast, sexy and fast…

    Come on…please…I’ve been waiting patiently…

    *lifts shirt up for a preview* you like that don’t you magenta? bow chikka wow wow…

  • basschica

    I received my cliq yesterday and for the price point I am super happy. Sure I’d like OLED and HD, but this is not a bad device. It feels like it will hold up to some abuse and yah, why no case? I mean I know other providers are not known for providing them but Tmo almost always has case and memory cards. I did get the car charger which was cool and I do agree the power/usb cord is a bit short. I really like the interface and my biggest issue with Android is that I can’t auth at work where we have a Cisco WCS redirect (with a self-signed cert) so it kills the browser. I wish there was a work around to it (webkit issue which apparently apple fixed for Safari, but Google hasn’t for their browser on Android). I tried OperaMini which doesn’t like wifi, how lame. I did grab steel (no go on that) and I have a couple others to try Monday. The 5 desktop interface is great, so I can organize which widgets and icons are on which. Overall, I’m really impressed with this phone. I was surprised how many great free Android apps there are and I really think the Android site should list them all instead of saying “check out Android Marketplace from a phone” because I bet a lot more people would buy the phones with Android if they realized there’s a ton of great free apps.

  • sam

    It perforfms just as well as it looks… has soo much more memory than my G1 … have 3 times the amount of apps loaded and I am only using up 20% of my memory where as on my G1 I was using up 85%… plus its so much prettier

  • andrew

    the cliq looks sexy with the silver on the sides and the red

  • LaNsLyDe

    Yea the phone is a beast. Battery life is the same..almost as my G1. Yea the charger came and the usb is that makes 3 of us who think so. But amazon sales 6 FT ones for 3 bucks :D.

    I’m waiting on root to be achieved on this baby…

    if ne1 cares…the recovery screen can be used via touch :) (power on and hold the camera button)

  • RexGrossman

    I like the G1 better, but that is just my opinion

  • Mauro

    I pre-ordered my Cliq and received it on the 22nd. It effing RAWKKKSSSS, Motoblur is SIIICCKKKKK, it really kicks the Android ante up several notches and gives the phone a sleek and futuristic feel. I upgraded from a G1 and while I love my G1 and have nothing but fond memories with it, the Cliq is light years sexier than the G1 and Motoblur makes it infinitely c00ler. Worth every penny! It was an early B-day prez to myself!

  • SEAN

    I can’t believe people are even mentioning the droid. It may have some cool internal features, but its an extremely ugly phone. It’s boxy looking and has a very 80’s feel. And for those of us who were around in the 80’s(and not in diapers), it was probably the worst decade for fashion and design.

    The Clig is actually a really good looking phone. I ordered one for my fiance. I received it on Thursday. I’ve been playing with it while my Lady is on a business trip. It’s a great little phone. The glass screen is a huge improvement from any of the HTC models out there. it’s very responsive. The only problem at first was the lag after start up due to almost all the apps running(which is a problem with all the Android phones so far…nothing advanced task manager cant cure.

    The keyboard is one of the best I’ve tried. If i was gonna get another physical keyboard phone this would be the one I’d get(I have the G1 and ordered the Mytouch because I don’t personally like physical keyboards). The Cliq feels solid. it’s a well built phone. The slide mechanism is extremely sturdy and high quality….quite the opposite to my G1 which feels very flimsy and squeaks when flip open the keyboard.

    Motoblur is quite innovative and cool. I’m a big Facebook user and it integrated it seamlessly. It also moved pretty quick with the widgets on the home screen. If they bring this UI to a non-physical keyboard phone…I’m all over it….but…I’ll be waiting for them to also use a 1g processor…

  • Wicked1

    Man, I don’t know. I want a new phone so bad, but I want to see what else is coming, the specs of the Cliq are not way better than the G1 and the MT. And the reviews I read from all the tech sites/blogs were mixed. But then if I preorder it today I’ll get to keep my same plan, which I like. The Cliq comes with QuickOffice which lets you read and edite Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files, without having to buy the $40 app in the Android Market, it has a physical keyboard. But then it’s not rooted, comes with Android 1.5, and it seems there will be delays in getting the updates to the Cliq when they come out. Plus I’m trying to wait and see if I’m gonna get this #100 from TMobile. And I really wanted to test it out, feel it, see how it works before I bought it, and I’m sure probablyt like $40 bucks will get knocked off the price in Dec. I don’t know, maybe I’ll just bite the bullet today and pre-order it, I don’t know, I’ll have to think about it some more. I don’t know, I have a feeling that if I buy this, then something better is gonna come out in like January.

  • mikeeeee

    i did a little price comparing yesterday and got sticker shock.

    i’ve been with t-mo since ’01 and was clueless how much the other guys charge for inferior service, not to mention lousy customer care.

    my only beef with t-mo is i have to carry around 2 phones because they don’t have a UMA android.

    it aint worth switching.

    at the rate they’re spitting out beautiful hardware it’s only goin’ to get better.

    boy oh boy do i wish one of these sexy new androids had UMA.

  • Wicked1

    Ok, so I went back and looked at the “rumored” prices of Project Dark. They aren’t rumored people, these are the plans, everything that is rumored, with official T Mobile logos always turn out to be true. Anyway I read the analysis and it said all the plans that exist now, will become grandfathered for current customers, and won’t be available anyway after tomorrow. So, I’m gonna call T Mobile today asked about the loyalty plans that are still going on and see if 1 fits my needs and is cheaper than what I’m already paying, if not I’m gonna preorder the Cliq, so my current plan will be renewed for 2 years. Right now, I get 1000 anytime with unlimited Nights and Weekends (Promo that ends in March 10) for $40 plus $20 for the sidekick plan, $5.99 insurance, Callertunes, and taxes my bill is about $70-$72 a month, but with my corp discount knocks off $8-$9, so its like $65. According to this project dark plans I would have to pay like $80-$95 for the same thing, I’m moving to a different phone so data plan will be more, so I might as well just order the Cliq so I will have my current plan for 2 more years, and if I want to switch to one of the Even more Plans a year from now, I won’t be charged a fee.

  • alex

    @Wicked1, check to make sure your corp discount is compatible w/ the Loyalty plans before you switch. I heard they might not be

  • 30014

    To everyone that likes this phone, I say more power to u. But don’t knock those of us that want something more powerful on the inside. I don’t care about a phone being pretty, if I did I never would have gotten the g1. Hardware is just as important as software, and until tmo realizes that their phones will continue to be viewed as 2nd rate by many of us. Which android phone is the talk of the cellular world rigjt now? It sure as hell ain’t the cliq.

  • mikemeat

    this is the FIRST android phone worth buying.

    Here are it’s flaws.

    1. Slow hardware. makes android feel slow and slugish.

    This can be fixed in two ways
    a. optimize software to be more efficient
    b. get faster hardware and more memory

    2. No multi touch without rooting the phone.

    3. dropped calls when switching from 3g to 2g.
    The iPhone doesn’t drop your call if 3g is unavailable.

  • Russ

    Tell me you you don’t want to get this phone just to use with Nesoid?! And SNESoid!?

  • Boki

    Good replacement to the G1. I’ve read and heard that the Cliq is not as “sturdy” as people think. The guy on Phonescoop said that the phone feels solid, but that the screen gets a little wobbly. That may be just the pre-production model, but as with many slider phones they do tend to become a little shaky. I just got a Mytouch, but this seems like a great Android powered phone.

  • nyijedi

    Man, the Droid just destroys any desire I may have had for replacing my G1 with the Cliq. The Droid is just better in every single way. Come on TMO – what the hell? Why does it seem we never get the TOP quality phones? We’re always getting a tier below.

  • kekoa

    @timmy you can upgrade tommorow…it will be a 35 dollar activation fee per line and u get a new phone discounted.

    @sean im glad u find it ugly, i dont like it. 4 rows for the keyboard, ugly design…htc needs a g1 replacement. like i said the cliq is aim towards sidekick users, and the price will be coming down quick.

  • Wicked1

    People stop dissing the sidekick. Has had the same problem has android, slow hardware for a long time, and it’s completely closed to 3rd party Apps. I still haven’t seen a phone that can run multiple apps like it can. Stop saying its for kids, nobody I know, who has a sidekick is a kid, including me. It’s just a matter of taste.

  • d

    @Wicked1 – that is a just the reaction a kid would have! good job

  • The Motorola Cliq looks great. We’re excited for all the new Motorola Android phones

  • Wicked1

    I’ve done it, just pre-ordered the Moto Cliq, finally giving up my Sidekick *tear* I’m sad. Sidekick, baby, I’ll always remember my 1st time with you, I lost my T Mobile virginity to u, you were just a SK2 then and now we’ve grown up, and I have to say goodbye. I’ll miss you, we’ll always have customizable bumpers, skins, and times with no themes, hahaha. I really am sad though. End of an era.

  • jimmy

    hey i just have to say i love the phone and mike yes it comes with the car charger i have the phone for 3 day now and i love it tmonews the best….


    Cliq = G1/myTouch (in better looking casing)…oh now with MotoBlur. C’mon people….The Moto Droid and the soon to follow Desire have both upstaged all of T-Mobile’s lame Android offerings. Verizon has even marketed the handset better. I direct blow to the iPhone and from early reviews the Droid is the Android handset the world has been waiting for.

    Try harder T-Mobile. What else do you have in your bag of missteps?

  • Akulamenuri

    The happening widgets kill the battery life. I had to delete it from the home screen and set my brightness to the lowest setting to start getting decent battery life. On the plus side the device does feel really solid and the emulators run pretty well on the device (without sound).

  • PLEASE ANSWER!- Johnny

    Does this phone have a flash on it? And how come Kekoa said it’s pretty much a Sidekick up grade kids phone? Please say no I have the Sidekick and hate it! I once had the MDA but lost it, and replace it for the Sidekick which I was a later told it was a Downgrade, function wise. Will this phone do the same?

  • Kickstar13

    @PLEASE ANSWER!- Johnny
    This camera on the phone does not have flash on it. Also it is pretty much a grown-up Sidekick. It is for people how wanted to stay connected via Instant Messaging/Email/Twitter/FaceBook/etc.

    In my opinion this is way better than the Sidekick device.

  • Sarah

    I got my phone yesterday! Where do you go to get Aps?!

  • Kickstar13

    Hit menu and then go to the icon with the Android Marketplace.

  • Sarah


    Thanks for the info, do you think the G1 would have been better for like an older person around 20? The no flash is kind of a deal breaker. CRAP! Maybe I should have gotten the HTC. Too late to unorder now, should have did more research.

  • Kickstar13

    I’ve used both the G1 and MyTouch3G and I have to say this is the best Android phone on T-Mobile. The G1 feels a lot slower for some reason, compared to the Cliq. Also I like the keyboard on the Cliq rather than the G1. Even without flash it the 5MP camera is still pretty impressive on the Cliq. 50x better picture quality than the G1.

  • leslie

    I have to say since Thursday n I haven’t stopped playing with my moto blur. I’m using it right now n for my first Android I’m loving it. Is so easy to use n learn. I can’t believe how addicitve this little gadget is. I really dnt miss my blackberry at all cuz this little magic phone has so much to do n use. I LoVE IT!

  • Kickstar13

    Blur is very nice though major battery life killer.

  • Anthony

    I got mine Friday morning… my battery dies so quickly… I changed the brightness too and I am not connected to any networks… I use the browser for that… I don’t like all the notifications and being constantly connected… but the keyboard is awesome and thats why I got this phone! ;-)

  • Kickstar13

    I’m glad you are enjoying your new Motorola Cliq! :)

  • Marcel Silva

    This motorola cliq is an absolute delight. My girlfriend and are are absolutely hooked and thrilled by this lil gadget. We found our selves saying “and this is better than the g1” and this one too. The camera is amazing even in the relative dark.
    Surprised that Everythin on the phone is faster than g1 despite I read was same processor.
    Prettier phone ivons layout. The sound is spectuar thx quality! Much needed upgrade ovwe old spe.aler. Dpad on keyboard is good for emualtors and other games. I could go on and on. I thought would be just slight improvement. The best phone has gotten better. A must get . So far only negative is battery. May get extended batt like g1 which would fix that.

  • Kickstar13

    @Marcel Silva
    Agreed! Everything about this device is really nice. I really like it. Its the best android phone I have used (used both Mytouch3G and G1).

    I’m going to get an extended battery for this since I need it.

  • tinalooks808

    Maybe the batt life is bad because all of you can’t keep your paws off of it =) that’s how I was when I got my g1! I love android~ don’t think I coult ever go back to anything else!!!

  • jmack

    @kickstar 13. You don’t need the batteries yet…TMOBILE sugges that you just run the battery down 3 times to 0 or 1%. I felt the same way when I got it but my battery is ok now.

  • gurp13

    I got my Cliq on Friday. I love using it. I’m still trying to find out all the little things it can do and how best to use it. It’s very powerful in terms of messaging and sharing photos. I was taking pictures and sharing them on Facebook so easily that I have to be careful not to annoy people with too much! (too late?) :-) The battery life *did* seem short to me. @jmack, I’ve not heard that, in fact, I’ve always heard the opposite, that you don’t need to condition li-ion batteries and that, in fact, there’s no reason to because it’s pointless. Further, I’ve always heard that putting a li-ion battery through a full cycle like that is not a good idea.

    The 3G speeds are great. I actually forgot to put the phone on my Wifi network for most of yesterday while I was home.

  • ov1

    I’ve been very excited about this phone for a while but I believe I will to see what’s coming out next. The reason why is because I just bought my wife a rouge through vzn and I love the flash on her phone. Since I don’t really use facebook,myspace,blah,blah,blah. What’s other selling points other the instant connection and the 5mgpix. I’ve been with tmo for over 5 yrs and currently would have to pay about 400 for the phone since I’ve been a loyal customer and my next full upgrade is not availible til next aug. I know this is a stretch but has anyone heard what’s next for android and tmo

  • You know what? Everyone is saying how they are upset about the Cliq having no camera flash. Here’s my take. I don’t really think it needs one. This is a Motorola phone, and in my experience with Motorola phone cams, they have excellent picture quality in Low light. I noticed that in my former Motorola Sidekick Slide, whose camera was far superior to ‘any’ of the other Sidekicks even with their flash! (Similar to an iPhone camera which is also great in ‘low light’) I’m stoked to take pictures with this Cliq. From the picture examples i’ve seen online so far, they are great! Just google search samples. And lets face it, no cel phone with a flash will ever fully match the quality of a good point and shoot digital camera.. So why even bother?

  • Wicked1

    None of the Android phones have flash so that isn’t a knock on the Cliq. This isn’t a kids phones, people are always calling something a kids phone. It’s an Android phone, with slightly better hardware than the G1. If the Cliq is a kids phone then the the G1 is a kids phone. And last time I checked, adults were a big part of social networking and social networking sites. So people stop talking bullsh*t. If it isn’t to your liking, that’s fine, then don’t buy it.I’m way passed tired of people calling my phone a kids phone, coming from a Sidekick. I’d rather be a kid than a senior citizen, hahaha

  • Wicked1

    @ov1 The next Android phone coming to Tmobile with be the Samsung Behold 2, which should be coming out next month. But the specs aren’t out, only that it has one of those new kind of screens. T Mobile does have to step up it’s game on the phones though. Yes, they were the 1st carrier to release an android phone, but they didn’t follow it up with bringing the Hero to T Mobile, and they also made a mistake in not getting the Moto Droid, instead of the Cliq. The Hero would have brought in new customers and the Droid would have brought in yet more customers.

    All the T mobile android phones basically have the same specs/hardware, this shouldn’t be when its been over a year since the release of the G1 and the company has 3 soon to be 4 android phones. There should be improvements with each phone that is released. And T Mobile needs to learn how to advertise, they need to go to a new PR firm. Like for years there wasn’t any Sidekick commercials, when SK user are 1/3 their customers, well were, not anymore with the recent fiasco. They advertise the MT but I haven’t seen any Cliq commercials, and their should be some before it’s release.

  • Kickstar13

    Yup I condition all my phones and it definitely improves battery life.

    next up for T-Mobile Android phones is the Samsung Behold 2. Specs are unknown as of yet but we do know it comes with an AMOLED screen and is expected to release November 18th

    More info on the Samsung Behold 2 here:

  • John F.

    I got my Cliq last Thursday. The phone is a delight to use and is pretty speedy compared to the bloated G1 I used for the last year.
    My only beef is the the OS is 1.5 with no plans to go to 1.6. This basically sucks, especially when you hear that Motorola is releasing the Droid to Verizon at 2.0.

  • shhon75

    can you turn off BLUR?

  • Kickstar13

    Yes you can turn off MotoBlur anytime.

  • NiiDiddy

    I played with this phone extensively at the T-Mobile store. Nice phone, but I have never liked the “mechanics” on any slide-out keyboards out there. I am always texting, IM-ing and using data, which means sliding in and out the keyboard will consitute an eventual wear and tear…like the G1 was for me. SO for me, CLIQ is nothing special.

    However I will continue to enjoy my myTouch3G…until a new “out-of-the-world” Android phone drops exclusively at T-Mobile with a larger screen (3.5+) and no pysical keyboard.

    Peace out!

  • The Dude

    I went with the MT3G instead of this one. All I wanted was a phone with keyboard, didnt care about the blur and all that since I dont have facebook or myspace. I played with the MT3G and got used to the onscreen and got that instead. I might buy one later off ebay or something if the MT3G breaks or something.

  • Fatima

    I’m just curious I need help…I love how sleek The cliq looks but I think ok average when it comes to my social life. I have yahoo messaging and aim also twitted but I don’t be bothered with facebook or myspace,really don’t have the time I rather text. Do you think I should still get the cliq being that I only have those social networks and not facebook or myspace? Please help me

  • Fatima

    Please help me decide

  • Jenna

    Does anyone know if there is a way to take a picture of yourself, like other phones when you close them the camera switches to a view so you can take self pics. ??? It almost looks like there is a camera lens, but it may be a light sensor.

    Let me know if you have an idea…

  • JayJay

    My b-day is coming up and I dont whether I want the BB Bold 9700 or the Cliq. Somebody, help me lol, I’m coming from a SK3-SKLX user….should I just stick 2 my liking and get the LX 09 haha?

    • Kickstar13

      If you’re coming from a Sidekick device the Cliq will be a great upgrade for all your social networking needs.

  • Davho

    @Kickstar13, How do you turn off motoblur?


    • Kickstar13

      You have to drag each widget into the recycling bin. There is no way to turn all of it off at one time.

  • SusieDoll

    I currently have a Sidekick LX and I want to upgrade to something new. I had the BB 9700 and the Cliq in mind but i simply do not know which one to go with. I do HEAVY texting and love to take pics. I heard great thing from both phone but which one should i go with ?

  • carlitobigante

    I just got my Cliq 5 days ago, traded my Iphone 3g for it. Sinse my Iphone didn’t allow me to send mms videos I got rid of it.. I say if i’m going to pay top dollar for a phone it’s going to do everything I need it to. I love my Motorola Cliq

  • carlitobigante

    susie go for the cliq.. the youtube videos look real clear by clicking the option button you could turn all youtube videos into hd. Something my prior iphone was lacking. The CLIQ KICKS I LOVE IT:).